Breastfeeding Residency Curriculum
Why use this curriculum?
- Breastfeeding is best for the health of infants and mothers.
- As more mothers are choosing to breastfeed, more physicians need to have the skills to support them.
- Being able to successfully handle any issue related to breastfeeding leads to a stronger doctor-patient bond, and better outcomes.
- When families get the help they need, the more we reduce health disparities that impact infants from the start.
This curriculum was developed to help all residents develop confidence and skills in breastfeeding care.
Presentations, videos, case studies and other resources can be incorporated into existing Pediatric, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetric/Gynecologic and other residency or fellowship program curricula. Parts of the curriculum may be appropriate for medical school, advanced practice provider and allied health curricula.
The Breastfeeding Curriculum
Select a curriculum topic below to get started.
Guide to Curriculum
The curriculum has been organized based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies. Whether you implement 1 activity or 20, you are helping trainees to develop confidence and skills to help breastfeeding infants and families.
Each curriculum topic has the following structure:
The Essential Activities are what you should strive to complete with every resident.
The Additional Activities are provided to give more options if time allows. It is strongly encouraged that you evaluate residents on these activities.
Evaluation will help residents know how they are doing and will help you keep track of their progress. The evaluation tools are effective in evaluating residents as well as the breastfeeding residency curriculum as a whole.
The following tools are here to help you along the way.